Posts Tagged 'painkillers'

New restrictions on hydrocodone stir debate among patients, doctors and policymakers

Facing an unrelenting prescription drug abuse crisis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may reclassify hydrocodone into the most restricted category of legal drugs. The move would prohibit refills, meaning patients would have to return to their doctors for a new prescription. Supporters say the move is long overdue, arguing it will force doctors to think twice before handing out a potentially addictive drug that is the most-prescribed painkilling medication in the nation.

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KV Pharmaceutical to recall most products

Shares of KV Pharmaceutical plummeted to an all-time low Monday morning after the company said it would recall most of its products and halted its manufacturing and shipping operations. The announcement followed two product recalls in November and December linked to oversize tablets, including painkillers and attention-deficit disorder drugs, which could deliver dangerously large doses.

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KV suspends tablet shipments, recalls painkiller

Beset by manufacturing problems and management controversy, KV Pharmaceutical Co. on Tuesday suspended shipment of the tablet form of its drugs. It also recalled a shipment of its painkiller hydromorphone because of a report of an oversized pill. It’s the fourth such drug recall in recent months.

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